CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 2023-24, Check the Revised Syllabus, Exam pattern, and Other Details

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CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus: The Central Board of Secondary Education has released the syllabus for CBSE Class 10 Science subjects. All those students who are in Class 10 with Science should check the complete syllabus and plan their studies accordingly. Knowing the syllabus is important if you are about to enter Class 10 or you are about to appear for your Board Exams. Here we have provided complete CBSE Class 10 science syllabus for the benefit of the students. 

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This blog includes direct download links for the CBSE Class 10 Science syllabus as well as a breakdown of the internal evaluation marks. The list of practicals covered in the CBSE Class 10 Science curriculum for the academic year 2023-24 is also available.

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Table of Content

FREE Download CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Marking Scheme 
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Theory Question Paper Design 
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Internal Assessment
CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Practical Syllabus 


General Instructions:

The total Theory Examinations will be of 80 marks and 20 marks weightage shall be for Internal Assessment. 

Internal Assessment - Maximum Marks 10 for each Term:

  • There will be a Periodic Assessment that would include: •The school will administer three periodic tests throughout the entire course. The average of the top two periodic tests or marks from those tests must be taken into account. 
  • A variety of evaluation techniques can be used depending on the dynamics of the class and the curriculum. Short examinations, oral exams, quizzes, concept maps, projects, posters, presentations, inquiry-based scientific research, etc. may all fall under this category.

Subject Enrichment in the form of Practical/Laboratory work should be done throughout the year and the student should maintain a record of the same. Practical Assessments should be continuous. All practicals listed in the syllabus must be completed. c. Portfolio to be prepared by the student- This would include class work and another sample of student work.

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FREE Download CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus 

For the academic year 2023-24, the CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus is available for download in PDF format. The Board has reinstituted the traditional end-of-year examination and issued the Class 10 Science Syllabus. By clicking the pdf link below, students may get the CBSE Class 10 Science Syllabus for 2023-24.

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CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Marking Scheme 

Class 10 Science Syllabus is divided into 5 units and each carries heavy weightage in the question paper. Check the table below:

Units

Topics

Marks

I

Chemical Substances – Nature and Behaviour

25

II

World of Living

25

III

Natural Phenomena

12

IV

Effects of Current

13

V

Natural Resources

05

 

Total

80

 

Internal Assessment

20

 

Grand Total

100


CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Theory Question Paper Design 

Maximum Marks: 80 Marks

The CBSE 10th Science Syllabus covers the following assessment areas.

Competencies  Total
Demonstrate Knowledge and Understanding 46%
Application of Knowledge/Concepts 22%
Analyze, Evaluate and Create 32%
Total 100%

 

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Internal Assessment

The CBSE Class 10 Science internal assessment carries 20 marks. Below we have provided a detailed overview of the CBSE Class 10 Science internal assessment scheme for reference:

Internal Assessment

Marks

Periodic Tests

10

Portfolio

5

Student Enrichment Activities – Practical Work

5

Total Marks

20

 

CBSE Class 10 Syllabus for Science: Practical Syllabus 

Along with theoretical knowledge, it is essential to gain practical knowledge. The following is the syllabus of Class 10 Science Practical.

List of Experiments

The list of experiments is as follows:  

1. A. Finding the pH of the following samples by using pH paper/universal indicator:
(i) Dilute Hydrochloric Acid
(ii) Dilute NaOH solution
(iii) Dilute Ethanoic Acid solution
(iv) Lemon juice
(v) Water
(vi) Dilute Hydrogen Carbonate solution
 
1.B. Studying the properties of acids and bases (HCl & NaOH) on the basis of their reaction with:
a) Litmus solution (Blue/Red)
b) Zinc metal
c) Solid sodium carbonate Unit–I: (Chapter-2)
 
2. Performing and observing the following reactions and classifying them into:
A. Combination reaction: Action of water on quicklime
B. Decomposition reaction: Action of heat on ferrous sulphate crystals
C. Displacement reaction: Iron nails kept in copper sulphate solution
D. Double displacement reaction: Reaction between sodium sulphate and barium chloride solutions. Unit-I:(Chapter-1)
 
3.A. Observing the action of Zn, Fe, Cu and Al metals on the following salt solutions:
(i) ZnSO4(aq)
(ii) FeSO4(aq)
(iii) CuSO4(aq)
(iv) Al2 (SO4)3(aq)
 
3.B. Arranging Zn, Fe, Cu and Al (metals) in the decreasing order of reactivity based on the above result. Unit-I : (Chapter-3)
 
4. Experimentally show that carbon dioxide is given out during respiration. Unit-II: (Chapter-6)
 
5. Determination of the focal length of (i) Concave mirror and (ii) Convex lens by obtaining the image of a distant object. Unit-III: (Chapter- 10)
 
6. Tracing the path of a ray of light passing through a rectangular glass slab for different angles of incidence. Measure the angle of incidence, angle of refraction, and angle of emergence and interpret the result. Unit-III: (Chapter-10)
 
7. Tracing the path of the rays of light through a glass prism. Unit-III: (Chapter-11)

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PRESCRIBED BOOKS:  

• Science-Text book for class X - NCERT Publication

• Assessment of Practical Skills in Science- Class X - CBSE Publication

• Laboratory Manual-Science - Class X, NCERT Publication

• Exemplar Problems Class X - NCERT Publication

What is the weightage for internal assessment ?

Internal Assessment - Maximum Marks 10 for each Term:

Prescribed books for class 10 science ?

• Science-Text book for class X - NCERT Publication

• Assessment of Practical Skills in Science- Class X - CBSE Publication

• Laboratory Manual-Science - Class X, NCERT Publication

• Exemplar Problems Class X - NCERT Publication

Will there be internal choice ?

Yes .

Unit 1 consists of how many marks ?

10 Marks .

Which is the toughest chapter in Class 10 Science?

Heredity and Evolution is the most difficult chapter, but it also carries the most weight. Although this chapter may make you nervous, maintain calm and try to solve the problems using Mendelian genetics.

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